BANGOR — A Bangor man charged with causing fatal injuries to a 5-month-old girl he was babysitting has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.
WLBZ-TV reports that Samuel Moore pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Penobscot County Superior Court to charges connected to the death in March. He was held without bail pending a bail hearing at a future date.
Authorities say 5-month-old Korbyn Antworth suffered multiple rib injuries and brain hemorrhaging.
The 25-year-old Moore was employed as the child’s caregiver. He’s also charged with assault for allegedly choking the baby’s 3-year-old brother.
Moore told police that he accidentally dropped the baby, but investigators say her injuries were consistent with shaking.
Moore’s attorney refused comment on the proceedings.